(1882 - 1960)
John R. Covert was active/lived in Pennsylvania. John Covert is known for non ob, mod figure, assemblage.
Biography John Covert
A cousin of collector Walter Arensberg, where members of the Dada Movement convened, John Covert became an artist as a young man, a steel worker for many years to support himself, and then an artist again towards the end of his life.
He later recalled that as a young artist, he was virtually blind to modernist art. However, he became a founder and director of the Society of Independent Artists, a group rebelling against academic art. But to support himself financially, he had a long, successful career in the steel industry in Pittsburgh and then retired and returned to New York, beginning to paint again privately in 1949.
At age 30, he had gone to Paris where he remained for three years but never knew a modern artist nor saw a
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